In this week’s issue… Buffalo Broadcasters name inductees – Morning changes in Vermont, Erie – FM CP sells in Massachusetts – Maine Public launches new signals
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*We almost didn’t do a new column this week, and we probably will take a full week off at some point this summer, but there’s just enough news to justify at least a brief column on this Monday morning.
In western NEW YORK, the Buffalo Broadcasters Association announced its Hall of Fame inductees for this fall, including two big national names. CBS News anchor Jeff Glor grew up in Tonawanda, though he never worked in Buffalo – he went to Syracuse University and started his career at WSTM before moving on to WHDH in Boston and then to CBS in 2007. Christine Baranski grew up in Cheektowaga, long before she became a national star on Broadway and on TV shows including “The Good Wife” and “Cybill.”
They’ll both be on hand Sept. 21 for the induction ceremony, to be hosted by WGRZ’s Kate Welshofer and former WKBW anchor Keith Radford.
On a more local level, the event will also honor longtime WKSE (Kiss 98.5) morning co-host Janet Snyder, who’s marking 30 years on the show (along with time before that at WGRZ and at New York’s Z100), former WYSL and WGR host Jerry Reo, WIVB-TV art director Kurt Murphy, and Tim Wenger, the longtime operations director of Audacy’s WBEN, WGR and WWKB. (He’ll join his wife, WBEN morning news anchor Susan Rose, in the Hall of Fame.)
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